Three Dead as White Supremacists Rally in US

Three Dead as White Supremacists Rally in US

"The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and murder have no place in a civilized society".

U.S. president Donald Trump condemned "in the strongest possible terms" what he called an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after the clashes and called for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives".

"It's not OK what's happening right now", said Cat Brooks.

Video of the crash shows a gray sports auto speeding down a street full of pedestrians before slamming into the back of a stopped vehicle. The other was a pilot who transferred to the state police aviation unit last month and was one day away from his 41st birthday.

White supremacists clash with counter protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, August 12, 2017. A chemical irritant was sprayed into the crowd, reported.

The fast-paced march was made up nearly exclusively of men in their 20s and 30s, though there were some who looked to be in their mid-teens.

Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday as the events unfolded.

White nationalists had assembled in Charlottesville to vent their frustration against the city's plans to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They're coming back to our country.

James actively campaigned for Trump's opponent in last year's presidential election, Hillary Clinton, and was an avid supporter of Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

Though it is not yet clear if Fields had any connections to the white supremacists taking part in the rally, witnesses said it appeared the 20-year-old intentionally drove through the crowd that was protesting the rally.

Early reports have said there are many with serious injuries.

Christopher J. Hale, executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, announced via social media a Mass at the University of Virginia on August 13 "in light of the white nationalist rallies that have terrorized the campus".

Mrs Trump was the first voice out of the White House to condemn one of the largest race hate rallies in the USA for decades. On July 8, about three dozen members of a regional Ku Klux Klan group protested in the city.